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A Propeller-Powered Installment Of Weird Waves

Dylan Graves takes us behind the wake of massive tanker ships.

cinema // May 12, 2021
Words by Jack Mutschler
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Captain James Fulbright is the man who coined the term ‘Tanker Surfing.’ Alongside Peter Davis, the chief of Galveston Island beach patrol, Fulbright starred in Dana Brown’s 2003 surf film ‘Step Into Liquid’. Today, the duo operates a charter for tanker surfing off the coast of Texas.

As a result of Dylan Graves’ unorthodox approach to surfing, he booked a trip with the legendary surf pair, guaranteeing a successful operation. Dylan knows from experience that surfing a boat wakes is no simple task; Understanding the tides, the sand, and which ships make surf-able waves are all part of the hit or miss formula.

But when it all comes together, it’s beautifully weird.

So, click here to watch Dylan Graves get 10-minute rides off the wake of a tanker ship.

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